The BAA committee has been in conversations with Craven College about bringing horticultural education to our allotments site in Bentham. We are delighted to announce that they will be running a course beginning Tuesday 15th March!

Please see the image attached for details. To enrol, or with any enquiries, please contact Craven College's Adult Learning Co-Ordinator, Ella Hawthorn on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her on 01756 693309. You can turn up at the allotment and be enrolled on the day by Rachel, the tutor, but please let Ella know in advance.

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The course is free to anyone earning under £17,374 a year or in receipt of means-tested benefits. For others there is a cost, the course outline is as follows –

Taster Session 1 (Learn to Garden) 4 Week course 15th March.22 – 5th.April.22

  £20 9:30am – 15:00pm

Taster Session 2 (Learn to Garden) 5 Week course 26th April.22 – 24th May.22

  £20 9:30am – 15:00pm

L1 Award in Practical Horticulture 4 Week course 7th June.22 – 28th June.22

 £65 9:30am – 16:30pm

The classroom/base will be at Pioneer Projects' Library so students have shelter in case of bad weather, and can use toilet facilities.

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